Best Travel Books of 2018

We have collected the recommendations for travel books from trustworthy experts that have been featured in respectable publications such as The Guardian, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, and many more.
The travel books featured in this section have a customer review rating of a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars. The ratings you see on our website are aggregated from different sources to enable you to purchase nothing but the best travel books.
Travel books are great literature for people who love to travel as well as artists, musicians, filmmakers, and photographers. The books are equally important for the people who want to intend to learn about the world as well as those who are already on the road.
Travel books can enable people to get an idea about the places that are documented in the books, without actually visiting those.
Travel books also expose readers to a different culture, topography, people, their way of lives, and many other things. Travel books also remove the preconceived notions, stereotypes, prejudices, biases, and myths about the people or places far away from one’s native place.
Travel books also enable to pick up new inspiration and influences from residents of different parts of the world. Some of the awesome travel books featured in the section are Blind Spot by Teju Cole, Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story, The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta, Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer, among many more.

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4.8 From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death


“Illustrated by comic artist Landis Blair, the macabre travelogue is a thoughtful reflection and a smart critique of the American funeral industry, with plenty of gallows humor thrown in.”

Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Travel Books of 2017.

4.0 Less Andrew Greer

Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer

Washington Post

“Too often, our standards of literary greatness exclude comic novels — which is usually fine because there are so few great comic novels. But you should make more room for ‘Less.'”

Featured in Washington Post’s Best 10 Books of 2017.

4.8 The Photo Ark

National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals

Washington Post

“This stunningly illustrated book shows one man’s race against time to record thousands of animal species around the world before environmental destruction snuffs many of them out forever. Sartore’s arresting photos are accompanied by the words of wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick.”

Featured in The Washington Post’s 2017 Best Book Gifts.

4.4 Not-Quite States of America

The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA


“Admitting his own ignorance about the U.S. territories, travel writer Doug Mack set out to learn about them, and his book is a collection of dispatches from American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Travel Books of 2017.

4.6 The New Paris

The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta


“Through its colorful photography and intimate tone, Tramuta’s book invites readers to rethink what they know about the romantic, often-stereotyped city.”

Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Travel Books of 2017.

4.4 Aerial Geology

Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks


“Offering a bird’s eye view that makes geology come alive, science and travel writer Mary Caperton Morton’s book feels like a personal helicopter ride across North America.”

Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Travel Books of 2017.